The last leg of our great European road trip took us to the Czech Republic (shortened to Czechia - read all the fuss about the new moniker HERE) - a first visit for all of us! Our ancestors from my maternal grandfather, Poppo (Don Luksa), hail from this region: his grandmother from north of Prague in the region called Bohemia, and his grandfather from the southeast in a region called Moravia.HERE.
We drove north from Salzburg and stopped first in this little gem, Cesky Krumlov, in the hopes of rafting down the river that encircles the medieval city. Unfortunately the raft rentals were closed due to impending rain (drats!), so instead we saw most of this snug, colorful, red-tiled city on foot.
A map of the castle.
Gryffy came along.
We bade farewell to this fine town, and ventured onward toward Prague, the capital of Czechia. Driving was intense (avoiding trams and pedestrians - yowzers!) and parking was a beast. But we finally settled into the hotel - there's Mark dragging the bags.
We ate, took a short walk, and settled in for the night.
Charles Bridge in the distance.
But these kids thought this was the coolest part of Czechia, and a great way to nearly end our trip... only one day left!